|How much was in those change jars on top of the fridge? I weighed the coins and then ran them through the counting machine at QFC.|
Pretty close really. Older pennies have been substantially heavier so that's probably why the penny count by weight was high.
I didn't run the quarters through the machine since I use them for laundry. Sadly, despite the Beach Boys' financial planning advice, $47.72 is not enough to buy a sporty new Chevy.
I guess I could also have stacked each coin type (slid them into a v-shaped groove in something (quiet, m_pig)) and measured their length. That might have been better for the pennies.
Other things found in the change jar: two Eisenhower half-dollars, one bicentennial; some Canadian quarters and Japanese 50-yen coins; and an Australian two-cent piece which appears to have a firelizard on the back.
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